Hocking Triple | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Hocking TripleHocking Triple

Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Urbancaver on 04-02-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of Photekut
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of pest
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of ej285701
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of sideshowe
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of TurdFurgison
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of projectflam86
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber.

A- Pours a relatively clear golden color with a thick white foam head that leaves great lacing.

S- A touch of spice and grassy noble hops. The honey is subtle but still easy enough to pick out in the nose.

T- Belgian yeast spiciness, clove, white pepper, and a light lemon tartness initially. Sweet fruity finish with a big dose of alcohol and honey. Lemon, green apples, pears and bananas all make an appearance as it warms.

M- Medium bodied and well carbonated. A crisp snappy finish and lingering mildly tart aftertaste.

O- A very solid triple. Wish I had another bottle!

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Photo of Viciousknishs
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a golden color with a finger of white head. Decent head retention.

S- spicy clove notes with a big clove honey aroma. Some slight light Belgian candy and bubblegum. Really nice dry triple aromas.

T- touch of sweetness and big honey flavor. Nice ceral grain and bubblegum Belgian yeastiness. Nice dry finish.

MF- full round mouthfeel medium body soft carbonation.

D- very drinkable

overall a superb brew.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.51/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. 2011 vintage. Bottle #102 of 360.

3.5 A: Opaque yellowish brown color. Less than a finger of creamy white head with average retention, but leaves a solid ring of lacing.

5.0 S: This is wonderful! The last time I had this was at the release and like just about everyone I was more concerned with trying barrel aged whatever. Thus, this is the first time I'm enjoying this with a fresh nose and palate. If only I'd have known that this was the belle of the ball. Anyway, the honey and the Belgian yeast spiciness work perfect together. The honey is strong enough to catch a good whiff of its distinct aroma, but not quite braggot level. The yeast contributes clove foremost followed by pepper and a general yeastiness. Earthy with notes of hay, peach, banana lemon, and wet grass. Malts are clean and closer to the dryer end of the spectrum. Just a touch of crystal malt.

4.5 T: Earthier than the nose suggests - grass, hay, and honey. Clove and pepper are a bit more reserved than in the nose. Banana and peach fruitiness again. Lemon peel zestiness. Again the malts are clean with the taste being a little less dry than the nose. The only thing I wish this had was a bit more honey. The amount given tantalizes me into wanting more.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Carbonation is only slightly less than what I want, but the bigger issue is that it isn't spritzy enough. Otherwise, very smooth.

4.5 D: I'm super happy that this beer has no trade value or I might have departed with some bottles before cracking this one. I'll have no trouble putting down the rest of my stash in the coming months. Fabulous tripel.

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Photo of illidurit
3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared at the September iteration if the Santa Cruz tasting series. Pours a cloudy rusty gold color with a wispy whitish head. Aromas of fruit salad - apples, pears - and plenty of phenolics. Flavor is of overripe fruits, somewhat tart, with a heavy-handed booziness. A pedestrian take on a pedestrian style.

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Photo of corby112
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks a lot to Photekut for sending this bottle my way.

Pours a slightly hazy dark golden orange color with apricot hues and a one finger white foam head that slowly fades to a thin ring.  Spottty lacing left behind.

Slightly sweet aroma with a balance of zesty spice, sweet alcohol, light fruit earthy, grassy hops and a touch of honey.  Boozy sweetness/sugar with hints of apple, tangerine and subtle citrus.  

Medium bodiedwith a crisp hop bite and zesty peppey spice presence up front that lingers throughout over the sweeter notes into a slightly dry, boozy finish.  Hints of pepper, coriander and grains of paradise. Maybe sone citrus rind.  Bready yeast and pale malts with sone earthy, floral, grassy hops.  Sweet with a decently masked abv, only faint heat in the finish.  Hints of apple, tangerine, orange and the honey adds fullness and more sweetness.  A bit cloyingly sweet/artificial tasting but its flavorful and easy to drink.

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Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 08/17/11 notes. Again, big thanks to Thorpe429 for sharing another JAckie O's beer. Bottle 184 of 360, poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a taster glass.

a - Pours a clear straw golden color with one inch of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bananas, light alcohol, honey, citrus, and sweet fruits. Lots of bananas up front and I enjoyed the sweetness to it.

t - Tastes of bananas, citrus hops, yeast, cloves and spices, and light alcohol. Again, some sweet fruit which is nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall a very good tripel. A tiny bit of booze to it, but the sweetness masks it well, and I really enjoyed the bananas. Would like to have it again.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


Thanks to Riko for sharing this at Woodshop Classix.

A: Transparent gold with a white head that lingers for 20 seconds before fading, leaving just a little lacing.

S: Sweet bread with caramel and sugar. There's a little banana and light floral notes with a candied presence and a dash of pepper.

T: Lightly bitter with ample bread and caramel. The beer has a moderate sugary sweetness. It's yeasty and lightly spicy with a little apple and banana.

M: Medium in body with moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky.

Overall: A straightforward but enjoyable Tripel.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to riko for sharing.

A: The beer pours a golden-amber color with a finger or so of white head.

S: Smells quite sweet and sugary. Lots of vanilla, strangely enough, with a bit of bready malts and candi sugar. A touch of banana and minimal spice or yeast notes.

T: The flavor is a bit more pungent. Sweet sugar and caramel malt flavors with some citrus peel and banana giving a nice fruit flavor. Still maybe not as much banana as I'd like, but good. Mild yeast and spice/phenols.

M: Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Not the greatest Tripel out there, unfortunately. It's easy enough to drink and it's not cloying, which is not always the case with American brewed "Belgians".

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Photo of robwestcott
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to Tripphop for this one.

poured cold from the bottle a honey'd gold to a founder's brewing goblet with a 1/2 finger, short lasting white head

aroma of bread, honey and sweet floral hops.

true to the nose, big honey and belgian yeasts. very sweet and floral. nice !

creamy, big bodied, low carbonation.

overall - very nice take on th estyle. honey sweet

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

golden yellow, the haziness of it only served to magnify the shine it gave off. Some light sediment in the bottle, but that was from me, as I like it. A towering head of white foam at least four inches high,

Lots of grains here with a touch of yeast in the aroma. Light banana and lemon. touches of grass and even the slightest bit of grape. light, and full of flavor, light notes of yeast and wheat, some light fruit backed in as well. Nice hints of peach and a touch of wine like alcohol, but very light and more of a subtle nice surprise then anything else. The flavor was good, and at times effortless. The finish was dry; almost a champagne like dryness to it with a long lasting flavor

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Photo of Marty30
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter at fridge temp.

A. Nice golden hazy yellow with a small half inch white head. Not much carb. some lacing on the glass.

S. Sweet smell of Belgian teast,love that smell! Some fruity citrus and spiciness.Pretty standard tripel notes.

T. Follows the smell with some fruity notes such as lemon banana and some clove.then the bread and spicy taste hit. I really don't get the honey probably added to the sweetness.

M. good medium feel a little more carbonation would be nice I think. Kind of a sweet finish.

Overall I enjoyed this brew not a bad example of the style maybe I'm just to partial to the staples ( chimay,westmalle). Glad I got to try.

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Photo of ColdPoncho
4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottle 27/360

A - brilliant cloudy golden body with medium white head with decent retention.

S - clove, banana, honey, belgian spice and yeast. Really nice

T - Smooth, sweet, malty, spicy. When I had this at the bottle release, I was underwhelmed. But now that it's not surrounded by other gigantic beers, this is a really fantastic triple

M - Smooth as can be, full-bodied, a touch dry. Very pleasant mouthfeel.

O - this is really one heck of a triple.

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Photo of nrbw23
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I heard from Brad that this is the base beer for Kentucky Monk, and after Seth shared his wtih me I was all over having this brew while visiting the pub.

A- Pours a hazy dark golden yellow color with a nice white head. Head becomes a thin cap of bubbles and leaves some nice lacing.

S- Smell is pretty sweet, quite a bit of tropical fruits, and a good amount of spices. A touch of alcohol, clove and maybe honey.

T- Quite a bit fruity overall and sweet. Mainly apples and pears. A good amount of spice and yeast. A bit of floral or grassy hops. Pretty solid taste for sure.

M- Fuller side of medium and nice carbonation.

O- Very nice and recommended for sure.

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Photo of Mississipping
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy yet bright golden-orange color.  I poured this on the beach, so it appears to be lighter in color than most other descriptions, presumably due to the direct sunlight.  Either way, it looks fantastic.  A medium, white foam head appears atop and recedes pretty quickly, leaving a few patches and moderate lacing. 

S: Sweet, yeasty, earthy, and spicy.  The sweetness really comes through at the beginning, partly from the malt backbone, and partly from the honey.  Caramel, honey, banana and vanilla are present.  Stale breadiness from the yeast, traditional earthy qualities, and a spiciness (particularly clove) are also present and fight with the sweetness for dominance.

T: Really well balance flavor, integrating the sweetness and spiciness with delicacy and ease.  The flavor starts out showcasing all of the qualities ... honey, fruit (apples and banana), yeast, hay, grass, and spices, none of which are overpowering.  The sweetness is slightly dominant, and that is particularly true at the finish.  The honey really comes out and lingers.  

M: Slightly on the heavier side of medium-bodied with bright, bubbly carbonation.  Creamy, yet tickling on the tongue.  

D: I was very pleased with this from the first pour, but as it warmed in the summer air, it really opened up as an excellent triple.  A nice addition to the typical triple characteristics while remaining very well balanced.  Delicious and refreshing.  I'd love to get another bottle of this.

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Photo of Ryan011235
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a pint glass at Bodega on 4/27/11

Deep, cloudy tangerine/orange. One finger cap of tightly bubbled, fizzy foam. Thins rapidly to a fine layer; swirling keeps that fine layer going. Strands of crackly lace.

Sweet, fruity aromas fill the nose. Pear, crisp apple, banana. Seems like some hops are imparting tropical notes. Subtle spiciness and mild herbal notions. Hints of clove. Faint alcohol makes for a fermented fruit aroma. Residual sugars.

Tastes right in line with the aroma, though perhaps more refined. Fruity, but not overly sweet. Banana, pear and mild apple notes hug a bubblegum presence that manages not to up the sweet ante. Soft clove overtones. Peely orange nips on the peripheries. Bready, doughy malt picks up on the back half.

Medium-full body. Slick with some alcohol - while not hot, it's noticeable. Moderate carbonation seems well-suited. Fruity finish. Residuals linger on.

Pretty good, indeed. I think a pint is a bit much for a serving, but I like it.

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Photo of Tripphop
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark golden color, lets light through clearly. A generous head fades rather fast, but leaves a lot of sticky lace. Aromas are spicy, lots of yeasty esters and sweet light malt. Taste is vibrant and refreshing. Lots of spice and floral notes. Very herbal intense spice character, a little much for me, but it would be a killer matchup with a nice roast or Chicken. The honey shines through just enough to provide a good body to the beer, but minimal sweetness. Very nicely balanced with a dry finish lingering with honey and yeasty fruit and spice esters. Solid beer, great with food.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-pours a slightly hazed orangish brown liquid with a light tan head.

S-very sweet honey, notes of banana and a touch of yeast. simple and pleasant.

T-very sweet again, honey, yeast, light spice to it with hints of banana and clove.

M-creamy medium body and lighter carbonation with a very wet oily finish.

D-nicely drinakable beer with lots of sweetness but not overly sweet. lacks a good balance and complexity but straight forward and easy to drink.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Brad for the pour of this. On tap at Jackie O's.

Beer is a darker shade of gold then most tripels, though I'm certainly no stickler for that. White head with good retention and a bit of lacing. The nose comes through with some light apple flavor along with mild stone fruits. A bit of a crisp spice there and a touch of alcohol. Mild malt sweetness shines through as well. The flavor is really nice, and is really enhanced by the mouthfeel. Nice light summer fruits throughout. Just a touch of sweetness; nothing beyond what is appropriate for the style. The body is fairly light, yet the feel is creamy. Really fantastic mouthfeel. Hits the carbonation and body combination just right. A very enjoyable brew and probably the beset American-made tripel that I've had.

EDIT: Original review was on tap before the bottle release. Re-scored from a bottle on 01.12.2012. A bit drier without as much fruit and spice. Still very good, but not the level the tap was.

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Photo of MbpBugeye
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Jackie O's One Funky Afternoon.

This and the Raccoon Dubbel turned out to be my favorites of the weekend.

Served in a snifter. This tripel dwells in the darker shades of the Tripel family. Its a deep goldenrod color with a nice white, wispy cap. Its fully hazed and takes on a satiny appearance.

The honey in this really allows this beer's sweetness to pop while allowing the inherent earthiness of the style to remain untouched. Lots of wild flower with pears and apples. A nice chalky smelling yeast adds the spiciness of clove.

Very much in line with the aroma. The honey doesn't overpower things, it only peeks out at the finish. At which point you get a really nice, rich flavor of honey. The bulk of the flavor profile is fruity with notions of apples and pear with clove and some grassy hops.

Carbonation is fluffy and full. This has a really full body, even for the style. It could be all in my head but it feels like the honey has played a large roll in giving this beer some added weight. Its smooth, fluffy and nice.

Another really great Belgian style from the Monks of Abbaye de Athenia Brasserie des Jackie O's. I hope Pater Clark keeps it up with these abbey ales and sends em to Bodega!

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Photo of Urbancaver
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice maroonish brown with a tiny bit of white head that dissipates quickly. Looks like a classic triple. Smells floraly and caramel heavy. Lots of sweetness on the nose from the malts. Tastes very sweet with some lit fruit characteristics. A nice yeasty flavour underlying as well. Overall a definitely good move by brad and i hope to see more Belgians like this often!

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Hocking Triple from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
3.93 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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